Bring 2 cans of fruit or donate to HTF, receive $2 State Fair admission on opening day

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin State Fairgoers on opening day, Thursday, Aug. 5, can receive $2 admission by donating two cans of canned fruit (preferably peaches or pears without added sugar), or make a cash donation at the gate  to the Hunger Task Force from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The State Fair opening day donation tradition, put on by Hunger Task Force and Wells Fargo, will look much like the admission promotion of years' past. Those bringing donated items for admission are encouraged to bring peaches or pears (or any canned fruit!) in 100% juice (without added sugar).

New this year, a digital option is available for contactless entry. Fairgoers can make their donation and complete their order for the $2 ticket online. A minimum $10 donation is required per pair of tickets, the equivalent of a 50% discount off the gate admission price of $14. The online promotion is available through Thursday, Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. and is available at Hunger Task Force’s website HERE

Additionally, Hunger Task Force will be producing a new display at Central Park this year. Fairgoers can take a “tour” to learn about how Hunger Task Force supported Wisconsin agriculture during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the many success stories from the Dairy Recovery Program. The interactive display will include samples from local cheese producers, a photo-based storytelling journey and live music.

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